About a couple of months from now, owners of mobile devices powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system will finally be able to experience Super Mario Run on their smartphones and tablet devices. According to tweets by Nintendo Japan and Nintendo USA, the best selling game will be made available to Android handsets starting on March of this year.
Niantic Labs, the developer of the massively popular game Pokemon Go, has full access to mobile users’ Google accounts, that is if they used their Google account to log into the game from a mobile device built by Apple. Whoops. To its credit, Niantic has said on record that it did not access anything other than user IDs and email addresses, and has promised from here on that it will significantly reduce the access it requests.
Now in its third week, T-Mobile Tuesdays is a new mobile app from T-Mobile that aims to grant lots of giveaways every Tuesday to the wireless carrier’s subscribers for their loyalty. But it appears that this latest program from T-Mobile continues to experience some issues.
As part of its Uncarrier 11 campaign, T-Mobile debuted a mobile app called T-Mobile Tuesdays about a couple of weeks ago. One of the free giveaways promised to users of the app was free pizza, but it appears that the third biggest wireless carrier in the United States has been compelled to discontinue its free pizza deal, but only temporarily (we hope).
Yup, mobile users can now view and transmit traditional text messages directly from Facebook’s Messenger mobile app for the Android platform. Basically, this means that text/chat enthusiasts of today will no longer have to switch back and forth from conversations on Facebook Messenger and threads on regular SMS. Now they can do both within the environment of Messenger, but only in Android for now.
This week marks the start of T-Mobile’s latest Uncarrier program, which includes free stock in the company, and lots of freebies, courtesy of the major US wireless carrier’s T-Mobile Tuesdays mobile app. To redeem the free stuff, T-Mobile subscribers need only launch the T-Mobile Tuesdays app, but unfortunately, the app appears to have encountered some problems in its debut.
A new malware called Viking Horde has started to infect various devices that run on Google’s Android mobile operating system. According to a research team at Check Point, Viking Horde has already attacked a number of mobile apps at the Google Play store, including Viking Jump, Parrot Copter, Memory Booster, Simple 2048, and WiFi Plus.
Bloatware on one’s smartphone is never welcome (well, most of the time), but sometimes mobile users just have to deal with it because it happens. Take the biggest wireless carrier in the United States, for instance -- Verizon Wireless is viewed by many as a frequent practitioner of loading its mobile devices with unwanted software.
Netflix has recently revealed that the updated version of its app for both Android and iOS mobile operating systems now allows users to control how much data the app uses, that is whenever users access Netflix using their smartphones or tablet devices.
Among mobile apps out there, keyboard apps may not bring that much excitement. But these things actually are one of the most indispensable. After all, how efficiency in which you get involved in text messaging, social media, and chats may depend on how good your keyboard is. As for Google’s own keyboard app, it has just been updated, and there is plenty of new stuff to check out.
In a nutshell, here are the fresh features that come with the new v5.0 update:
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